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STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING COACHING PATHWAY

FLAT WATER SUP INSTRUCTOR

Coaching Accreditation

Lesson conducted in enclosed flat water locations such as lakes, rivers, creeks, estuaries and lagoons
No breaking waves are present
Not in Open Ocean

Lesson is no more than 400m distance from the shore line Conduct lessons in under 12 knots of wind

SUP SURF INSTRUCTOR

Coaching Accreditation

A half day coaching course, including a practical skills assessment
10 hours of work experience with a
National Federation/ISA affiliated SUP school Coach in surf conditions up to 3ft

SUP OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR

Coaching Accreditation

A half day coaching course, including a practical skills assessment
10 hours of work experience with a National Federation/ISA affiliated SUP school
Coach in exposed waters, downwind and racing conditions for a distance of 5km

GAIN EMPLOYMENT IN A SURF SCHOOL ALLIANCE Affiliated SUP School as a Qualified Coach

OFFICIAL ACTIVITY PROVIDER FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST

CERTIFIED AALA ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES LICENSED ASSOCIATION

WALES UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, BALI, SRI LANKA & MOROCCO

ONLINE SUP INSTRUCTOR COURSES

PRE-REQUISITES 40 HOURS OF PADDLE BOARDING

SUP WORKBOOK INSTRUCTIONS

This paddle boarding workbook is to be completed by the coaching candidate and signed off by your designated ISA Course Organiser / Course Presenter. It will then be used as evidence of your competence to deliver SUP Lesson’s.

COACHING CANDIDATE OBLIGATIONS:

Record 20 hours of practical SUP coaching experience under the supervision of a designated ISA Course Organiser / Course Presenter Contact

Complete a venue analysis prior to the lesson
Record practical lesson outcomes on coaching session record form
Ensure availability of the supervisor coach when you are organising lessons Complete and sign off coach’s code of ethics agreement form
Complete coach information card
Have your supervising coach complete and sign the competency check list

SUPERVISING COACH OBLIGATIONS

Attend and supervise 20 hours of participant coaching experience
For each session, check the participants venue analysis sheet and session record
Provide feedback to the participant after the venue analysis and record the feedback in the workbook Sign off and date the venue analysis and coaching session records
Provide the participant with feedback at the end of each session and record in the workbook
Sign off and date the competency checklist

RULES FOR SUBMISSION

Complete the final check list. This workbook is to be submitted to your ISA Course Organiser / Course Presenter with all copies of required certificates once you have completed the 20 hours of coaching experience.

 

CONTENTS

About International Surfing Association

2 Our Partners 3 Overview of The ISA Coaching & Instructing
Program [CIP]

4 SUP Coaching Pathway

5 Module 1 Role of the Coach

6 Qualities of a Good Coach

7 General SUP Knowledge

8 In the Community

9 The Coaching Code of Ethics

11 Module 2 Safety of the Paddler in Your Care

12 Duty of Care

12 SUP Lesson Risk Register

13 Safety Guidelines

14 People with Disabilities SUP Lesson Venue Analysis

15 Practical Session

16 Venue Analysis and Beginner Sup Lesson Demonstration

17 Module 3 Equipment for the Beginning Sup Student

18 Safety Equipment

23 Module 4 Coaching Methods

24 How to Teach Skills

24 Teaching Pathway

25 Inclusive Coaching

26 Presenting the Lesson

27 The Essence of Coaching

28 Dealing with Conflict

29 Module 5 Skill Development

30 Skills Definition

31 Core Skills for the Beginner SUP Student

32 Core Skill 1: Mounting the Board

33 Core Skill 2: Paddling Kneeling 33 Core Skill 3 Standing and Paddling Forward

34 Core Skill 4: Paddling the SUP

35 Core Skill 5: Paddle Turning Left and Right

36 Core Skill 6: Dismount

37 Module 6 Program Planning, Planning the Lesson & Example of a Beginner SUP Lesson Workshop 1: Planning the Lesson Practical Session 2: Delivering the Planned Lesson

Practical Session 3: Demonstrate Basic Sup Skills

48 Workshop 2: Assessing Lesson Delivery

49 Further Information

50 Appendix 1

51 Weather Hazards & Water Hazards

52 Lesson Venue Hazards

54 Human Hazards

55 Equipment Hazards

57 Environmental Factors

 

QUALIFICATION INFORMATION

SUP coaching candidates must complete the following workbook to fulfil the accreditation criteria. It will then be used as evidence of your competence to deliver Flat Water SUP lessons.

PRE-REQUISITES

No pre-requisites for course participation.

ACCREDITATION PROCEDURE

1. Attend a SUP Surf coaching Course

2. Complete your 20 practical coaching hours, this includes session records and venue analysis signed off by a supervisor coach covering

3. Hold all required safety certificates

4. Be a National Surf Federation member

5. Complete workbook and return to ISA Course Organiser / Course Presenter

On completion of these requirements your ISA SUP Flat Water coaching accreditation will be registered on the ISA database and a new coaching card will be issued. The coaching card can be used as evidence to gain employment with any SUP school.

RE-ACCREDITATION

Your SUP accreditation is valid for one year. To re-accredit please visit www.isasurf.org. National Surf Federation membership must be paid yearly to keep the accreditation valid.

Other safety and first aid qualifications expire at different intervals, ensure they are maintained as individually required.

PADDLE BOARDING INSTRUCTOR COURSES COSTS

COURSE FEES £300

ABOUT PEMBROKESHIRE SURF LODGE

 

A short walk from golden, sandy beaches, this basic yet comfortable lodge is a dream location for those who want to spend time exploring the Pembrokeshire coast and enjoy the pathway to becoming an outdoor activity instructor. Come & experience Pembrokeshire’s amazing blue flag beaches, which we boast are some of the best the county has to offer.

Just a short walk from Freshwater West, one of Wales's best beaches, Gupton Farm Surf Lodge is the perfect coastal escape for adventurous guests who want to enjoy the outdoors and meet up with friends and family.  You’ll find lots of things to do right on your doorstep. Hike along the Pembrokeshire coast path, go wildlife watching at the nearby bird hide, or head straight to the beach. This wild, sandy stretch is adored by adventurers and nature lovers alike. With consistent swell and strong waves, the beach is regarded as one of Wales’ best surfing spots. Our Surf & Paddle Boarding Centre is right next door, so all the equipment you need is right on hand.   

The surf lodge is a comfortable space for ten people & being on a campsite your venturesome friends and family may like to join you under canvas or in their camper van and stay close by.

 

With its award-winning beaches, tranquil wooded valleys and outdoor activity centre, Stackpole estate is a short drive away. From kayaking to coasteering, you can try a variety of outdoor activities on the estate.

Location

We are based on Pembrokeshire's coastline in Wales on the westerly tip of the UK. Come & join us on your new career path as an outdoor adventure instructor. Experience Pembrokeshire’s amazing blue flag beaches. Outer Reef Surf Centre was established in 1999 & has been running instructor training courses ever since. Our team of instructors are all fully qualified, who specialise in coaching development worldwide & will run you through all stages of learning how to develop as a multi activity coach. All surf equipment is provided by us. We are The Official Activity Provider for the National Trust & our Centre is licensed by the AALA Adventure Activities Licensing.

FAQ'S

Where is it?

We are based on the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline in Wales, on the westerly tip of the UK.

Are you insured?

Yes we are. We have £10 million public liability insurance and all instructors & surf crew are fully qualified & members of the NGB.

What is not included?

DBS update service

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Pembrokeshire Surf & Sup


Unit 4
Upper Lamphey Road
Pembroke
SA71 5JJ

 

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